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Acts 26:2-4

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26:2 “Regarding all the things I have been accused of by the Jews, King Agrippa, 1  I consider myself fortunate that I am about to make my defense before you today, 26:3 because you are especially 2  familiar with all the customs and controversial issues 3  of the Jews. Therefore I ask 4  you to listen to me patiently. 26:4 Now all the Jews know the way I lived 5  from my youth, spending my life from the beginning among my own people 6  and in Jerusalem. 7 

1 sn See the note on King Agrippa in 25:13.

2 tn BDAG 613 s.v. μάλιστα 1 states, “μ. γνώστην ὄντα σε since you are outstandingly familiar Ac 26:3.”

3 tn Grk “several controversial issues.” BDAG 428 s.v. ζήτημα states, “in our lit. only in Ac, w. the mng. it still has in Mod. Gk. (controversial) question, issue, argumentAc 15:2; 26:3. ζ. περί τινος questions about someth.…18:15; 25:19.”

4 tn BDAG 218 s.v. δέομαι states, “In our lit. only w. the mng. to ask for something pleadingly, ask, request,” and then in section a.α states, “w. inf. foll.…Ac 26:3.”

5 tn Grk “my manner of life.”

6 tn Or “nation.”

7 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.



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